SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice”
Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives.
Real people, real tragedy, real help.
Saturdays at 5pm ET
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The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) was created as a support for the families and friends of those who died by violence. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio there are state chapters in several other states across the country which hold monthly meetings, provide support, advocacy and court accompaniment. Many POMC Chapters publish their own newsletters and have designed and implemented special programs to meet the needs of survivors in their area.
The guest for the hour is Dan Levey, the National Executive Director of POMC.
The discussion will cover the aspects of what the POMC organization does as a support system for survivors of violence, creating strong legislation, as well as wrongful convictions and how this phenomena effects those who are survivors of homicide.
Dan Levey currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC). Levey previously served as the Director of the Office of Victim Services at the Office of Arizona Attorney General (2009-2012) and as the Advisor for Victims to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (2003-2009). Levey has served in various volunteer capacities throughout his career including as President of POMC (2003-2011), State Chairman of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Operations council (2005-2011), Board Member and President of the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA), and the Arizona Supreme Court’s Commission on Victims In the Court.
Levey has been a dedicated advocate for victims’ rights since 1996, when his brother Howard was murdered. Levey’s focus has been to change and improve public policy concerning the treatment of crime victims and their families, and he has been involved in crafting numerous pieces of victims’ rights legislation. Levey has received several awards for his victim advocacy including the United States Attorney General’s Ronald W. Reagan Public Policy Award, through the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, which honors individuals whose leadership, vision, and innovation have led to significant changes in public policy and practice that benefit crime victims. He has appeared on both local and national media, has authored several articles on victims’ rights, and has testified at both the Arizona State Legislature and in the United States Congress on behalf of crime victim legislation.